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Digests and Listservs

Listservs and digests are digital mailing lists which can be used to spread information to a list of subscribers.

Digests

There are several default lists, such as Students-L, Staff-L, Faculty-L, Events-L, etc. There are also lists for various groups and organizations that you may choose to join.

To post to one of the primary digests:

Employees, use this link to post.

Students, use this link to post

The owner of a list may add or remove members and may change various settings related to the listserv. 

To add a user to your listserv:

  1. Go to the List Management page.
  2. Click List Management at the top of the page.
  3. Click Subscriber Management in the dropdown menu.
  4. Select from the dropdown menu the list whose membership you want to change. There are many lists, so you may need to click one of the categories below the menu to find yours. For example, you would have to click on [REV-SUM] to find the Student digest. They are all in alphabetical order.
  5. In the Examine or Delete Subscription box, type the user's email address then name, separated by a space.
  6. If the user is not yet a subscribed, it will fill in the "Add New Subscriber" box.
  7. Click Add. 

To remove a user from your listserv:

  1. Go to the for the List Management page.
  2. Click List Management at the top of the page.
  3. Click Subscriber Management in the dropdown menu.
  4. Select from the dropdown menu the list whose membership you want to change. There are many lists, so you may need to click one of the categories below the menu to find yours. For example, you would have to click on [REV-SUM] to find the Student digest. They are all in alphabetical order.
  5. In the Examine or Delete Subscription box, type the user's name or email address.
  6. Click Search.
  7. Several users may be listed, depending on your search.
  8. Verify the Name and email address, and then click Delete.

To create a new listserv:

  1. Visit the Listserv creation form. (Must be on campus or visiting through SSLVPN to access).

To search listserv archives:

  1. Visit the listserv archives.
  2. Check the box to the left of each listserv you want to include in your search.
  3. Fill out your search criteria at the top. For example, to search for couch, type "couch" in the String field. You can fill out the Advanced fields if you want to be more specific.
  4. Click Search.

To view a RSS feed for the main digests:

  1. You can get the address for any feed by following the below links and then clicking on the ATOM, RSS1, or RSS2 links at the bottom right corner for the specified list (NOTE:You will need to log in with your listserv username/password to access these pages) .
    1. Student-l
    2. Events-l
    3. Staff-l
    4. Faculty-l
    5. Sales-l 
  2. With the specified RSS link you just need to use your favorite RSS feed program like "Feeder for Mac" and you're good to go!